June 18th, 2019 by Jennifer Beile 7 Style Tips for Surviving the Summer Heat
We love summer! It brings us vacations, lots of backyard BBQs, concert season, beach and pool weekends, and longer days. But, it also comes with some seriously brutal heat. The temperatures are rising and the last thing I want to do is get dressed. Extreme heat already tends to make me feel bloated, frizzy, and sweaty and adding a layer of fabric against my skin never sounds appealing. Luckily, there are certain ways to get dressed to ensure that we are keeping as cool as possible.
Read on below to see 7 styling tips for surviving the summer heat!
Go for Natural Fabrics
Fabrics made of natural fibers, like cotton and linen, are more breathable and lightweight than synthetic fibers, like polyester.
Lighter Colors Absorb Less Heat
Stick to lighter colored clothing pieces as they absorb less heat, actually reflecting heat, so keeping you just a bit cooler in the brutal summer temperatures.
Steer Clear of Denim
Yes, that even means itsy-bitsy, teeny-weenie denim cut-offs. Denim traps the heat against your body. Go for linen or cotton bottoms.
Give Yourself Some Wiggle Room
Plan outfits around looser silhouettes. The less fabric against your body, the better air can circulate and the cooler you will stay.
Sturdy, Flat Shoes Should Be Your Go To
Lightweight, sweat-wicking and flat strappy sandals will keep your feet dry and sweat free. This may be the reason that dad sandals are trending currently!
Top off Your Outfit
Protect your scalp and face from UV rays. A lightweight, straw hat with ventilation is best for the hottest days of the summer.
Keep Accessories Minimal
The less weighing you down – bags, jewelry, and chunky shoes included – the less heat against your skin.